On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek returns from the Berlin Film Festival and joins the group to discuss the state of the movie musical.
In this week's Village Voice film section, we see Joel Kinnaman (best known as street-wise Detective Stephen Holder the U.S. version of homicide procedural The Killing) twice: He gets the title role in the RoboCop redux and plays a "Gatsby-esque" semi-gangster in Easy Money: Hard to Kill. We also ha ... More >>
Today in NYFF reviews: Nick Schager on The Paperboy and Our Children. The Paperboy Directed by Lee Daniels Crass southern-fried exploitation with laughable pretenses toward gravity, The Paperboy takes as its inspiration Pete Dexter's novel about a 1969 true-crime tale and drenches it in sweat, blo ... More >>
With Mitt Romney as its de facto go-to candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Sup ... More >>
Films, stars, and the festival itself combat easy categorization
The Raven is not the Poe drama you deserve
Rielle HunterRemember the presidential hopeful with the expensive haircut, John Edwards, and his hippie dippie campaign videographer-cum-mistress, Rielle Hunter? They've managed to pretty much stay out of the spotlight since the whole National Enquirer grainy photos, pregnancy cover-up, wife ... More >>
Filmmakers pay homage to the pop of their youth
A Manhattan judge has come in on the side of the city in a fight against surreptitiously skeevy bookstores and video stores. You know, the ones that you "accidentally" stumble into hoping to pick up a copy of Serendipity after a hard day's work, but seeing no John Cusack movies at all, end up ... More >>
Where we're going, we don't need iPads
But did the Mayans say if Palin will survive?
The New Yorker celebrates geeks who read
Those of you who remember "the end of job security" and other paternosters from the dawn of Fast Company will be interested to learn that Tina Brown of The Daily Beast has conducted a poll of college-grad office-worker types, showing many of them are forced by economic circumstances to work two or ... More >>
Diane Lane needs to extricate herself from the Oxygen ghetto. This was my first thought—followed by John Cusack needs to extricate himself from the Oxygen ghetto—while watching the "Live Out Loud" network's broadcast last night of Must Love Dogs (2005), a rote romcom about two divorcees who are ... More >>
You can see how much jam it takes to start a business in New York nowadays from the example of Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, profiled today at Brooklyn Based. At her own blog she writes, "booksellers are tough, and relish a challenge." They better be -- Bagnulo, who's been in the bookselling game for ei ... More >>
You know what they say about good intentions
A Marine mom dies in Iraq, but don't let Grace Is Gone get to you
Musto zings tenor and Lance sings bass. Plus gossip hot enough to roast a Friar.
Too hot to deal? Take shelter in the cool and dark of the matinee.
Exuberant "world crossover" stars build us an awestruck bridge to Ethiopia
Schumacher and Grisham both found guilty as charged in crime-drama-cliché festivals
Hell Is Other People
Nick (Out) of Time
Here's a Trend for Jack Valenti: Men Without Guns